Jeff Kincade

Guy Berry Academy

Making the Most of Community Resources

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand VII

When working with at-risk youth, it is all hands on deck. Schools can provide students with positive supports and experiences, but when schools join hands with community resources such as businesses, nonprofit agencies, government offices and programs, etc., the possibilities are endless. Learn how Guy Berry College and Career Academy, both an Arkansas and national model program, is doing this and seeing great results in the areas of attendance, grades, attitude, discipline referrals, and student self-esteem and self-worth all while covering academic standards.

Advocacy/Leadership, Collaboration, Content, Instructional Strategies, Learning/Development, Mentoring/Coaching
Elementary; Secondary, Administration

Mike Lillywhite & LeAnn Stewart


Onboarding Essentials™ - Ensuring Employment Readiness and Career Success

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand IV

Your students gain academic, social and emotional skills helping them move from at-risk to at-hope. But, what about the skills they need to land and keep their first real-world working experience – their first job. Introducing Onboarding Essentials™, a scenario-based learning opportunity designed to arm students with the on the job soft skills every employer wants and needs. You’ve committed to their success in school. Now, let school ensure their readiness and success in the workplace and life.

Assessment; Collaboration; Advocacy/Leadership
Secondary; Administration; Counselors

ADE Unit – L. Lamb, D. Bales, Dr. Gardenhire

ADE Unit

Goal Writing For Student Action Plans

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand II

Student Action Plans require establishing long term and short term goals to help our students accomplish positive gains. SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely ) will be discussed, practiced and demonstrated. This is an area of high need for most programs. Participants will be given opportunities to interact in becoming more comfortable with this aspect of the Student Action Plan.

Instructional Strategies; Academic Planning and Scholarship
Elementary; Secondary, Administration; Parents; Counselors

Dr. Jeanne Carol Ford

Boston Mt. Education Co-Op

Dare To Break The Mold: Engage & Motivate Even Your Toughest Student!

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand III

Do you want ALL your students highly engaged and motivated throughout the day? This seems nearly impossible...especially in the ALE environment. When we provide multiple opportunities for students to respond to instruction, we help maximize student growth, increase student responsibility for learning, and have a lot of fun doing it! In this jam-packed session, you will learn specific, unique strategies that can be used immediately to maximize student engagement and motivation including: randomization, story telling, dynamic tension, and more. Bring your own passion and creativity back into the classroom. Your students will thank you for it!

Assessment, Cognitive Research, Collaboration, Instructional Strategies, Learning/Development
Elementary; Secondary

Kameron Lunon

N. Little Rock Academy

Lasting Effects of Elective Courses in ALE

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand X

Elective courses can have a powerful influence on ALE students by motivating, inspiring, and encouraging them. The start to an education begins by first getting the student to school, and it's not uncommon for students to lack motivation to do so. A project based elective course that allows a student the opportunity to do something they enjoy can motivate them to come to school, even if it’s just for that class. Not only does it affect attendance, but when projects are made an incentive, an elective course can inspire a student to adjust in their other courses so that they can participate in what they enjoy. Ultimately, a semester in an elective course can potentially change the general direction a student is going, all because they’ve found a way to express themselves in a positive manner in a learning environment.

Collaboration, Curriculum Alignment, Learning/Development, Mentoring/Coaching
Secondary; Administration

Trey Prieur & Wally Shaw

Cass Job Corps

Cass Job Corps

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand I

CASS Job Corps provides career technical training and education to students ages 16-24 on a voluntary enrollment basis. This presentation will outline the educational options and career options for students.

Academic Planning and Scholarship
Elem; Secondary

David Ward

Cedar Ridge Public Schools

Bringing Learning To Life In A Cemetery

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand VIII

This workshop is an in depth look at a project based activity that revolves around collecting raw data from a local cemetery and bringing it back to the classroom and putting it to work. While this workshop will certainly address Arkansas History, there is also a strong math, science and literature base. Students and teachers alike will be amazed at how real that historical issues such as war, epidemic, life expectancy, infant mortality and health care become tangible as you observe them first hand in your local cemetery. This workshop will be relevant to teacher of grades 3 – High school.

Collaboration, Content, Instructional Strategies
Elem; Secondary

Jon Wellman

Piggott School District, Piggott, AR

Bring Life To The Classroom

Monday July 9
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Ambassador A/B

This presentation will focus on projects that will come to life in the classroom. Examples( Garden Tower, Incubator, chicken coop, Green house, Painting of pumpkins, sign making, and living gardens), The lessons incorporate English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Life skills, Social skills, Technology skills and Communication skills. These projects can involve the whole school with AE students being the leaders. Finally, The most important part of this presentation is how to obtain funding, (resources and networking) for the different projects where the AE student is successful.

Cognitive Research, Collaboration, Content, Curriculum Alignment, Education Technology, Health and Wellness
Elem; Secondary

Beverly Wilson

Greenland School District

How To Use A Graphing Calculator

Monday, July 9, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Ambassador D/E

This session will demonstrate how to use a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator. Instruction will include in how to graph and solve polynomials with a graphing tool. How to find minimums and maximums of polynomial functions will also be discussed. Also covered will be how to graph and find an equation of best fit from a set of data points.

Content, Education Technology, Instructional Strategies
Elementary; Secondary